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Day Excursion to Essaouira - 1 Days

Essaouira

Essaouira easly accessible day trip from Marrakesh, Situated at 176 km west of Marrakech, 2 : 30 drive ; Essaouira is a coastal small town, famous for its fishing port with its blue colored wooden boats, one of the oldest Moroccan cities, formely named Mogador.

The old Medina of Essaouira is listed by UNESCO as world heritage site ; Essaouira is known for its Gnaoua music festival every year on June ; a day excursion to essaouira makes the visitor think about staying longer in a friendly, relaxing medieval town.

Essaouira Highlights varried from eating fresh fish just pulled out from the water in small scale local restaurant in the port to its croweded small streets, Place Moulay El Hassan, the portuguese harbour, Skala and the Jewish quarter .


 
Essaouira

Trip Facts

Total Days : 1
Trek Days : 1
Trip Nature : Trekking & walking
Lodging : N / A
Min. Altitude : ( m )
Max. Altitude : ( m )
Overal walking :  3 / 4 hrs P/D    
Difficulty : Easy
Group Size :  + 1 person    
Best Time : This trek is available throughout the year. You can start the trek on any date you wish.
 

Intinerary

Day 01: Marrakech - Essaouira - Marakech

Services

What's Included
  • Private Transport to & from your Hotel
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Drinks ( water )

What's Not Included
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tip
  • Lunch
  • Soft Dinks
Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel

One day excursion to Essaouira - a coastal town (approx 2,5 h driving from Marrakech) providing an excellent opportunity to relax on the beach. The Medina of Essaouira is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site, it combines history and culture with modern cafes and restaurants. Essaouira has a long promenade with a large, sandy beach. It is safe to swim here, though, as usual, parents should accompany their children in the water. There are many activities taking place on the beach – local boys are playing football, families are enjoying the beach and camel owners providing camel rides along the coast line. This is a perfect opportunity to get away from the city rush and enjoy the cooler climate of the coastal town of Essaouira, In the medina, see Moulay El-Hassan Square, the Grand Mosque and Siaghine Alley. From the terrace of the north Bastion you can access the marquetry, where the Morocco's best marqueteurs work on cedar.
As we leave the confines of Skala, we will follow Derb Laalouj street to the Museum Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. Here musical instruments, local Andalusian songs, Berber Imazighen documents, weapons, costumes, carpets, and more is displayed in the former residence of the Pasha, Located in the north of the city is the "Mellah". This Jewish Quarter is crossed by the traditional Rue Mohammed Zerktouni. It is bordered by a market that extends to Bab Doukkala.
During your stay, you will also be able to enjoy beautiful beaches full of sun year-round!

The tour starts at 8:00 hrs from Marrakech and returns back to Marrakech at ~ 18:00 hrs. On the way to Essaouira there is an opportunity to stop for a visit in Argan Oil Women Cooperative. During the excursion you will also be able to see the surrounding countryside.



For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

Clothing Equipment
Good walking boots and socks 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse Walking stick
Trekking pants Day sack/backpack
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants Headtorch / headlamp
Underwear Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Long johns Ice axe and crampons (winter)
T-shirts Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper Penknife (useful)
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket  
Hat  
Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)  
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves  
   
Other  
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
 

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